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Mission Bell Media releases next reference title: Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

Rolf Janke

Santa Barbara, CA (June 11, 2015) –Mission Bell Media (MBM), the new publisher of print and digital media for librarians and their community is pleased to announce the launch of its latest reference title: Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide.

Exploring all the major interdisciplinary themes related to individual and group leadership in the Asian American communities and beyond, this authoritative, up-to-date, A to Z reference thoroughly covers such subjects as: Center of Asian American Media, Orientalism, Asian American Banks, Bamboo Ceiling, Leadership in Corporate American and Global Business, Asian Women in Business, Japanese Americans Citizens League, Asians in the Military and so much more, all organized in the helpful Reader's Guide under these general categories:

Academic Leadership

Artistic Leadership

Aspects of Leadership

Business Leadership

National Origins and Cultures

Organizations and Institutions

Political and Social Leadership

Scientific and Technological Leadership

Asian American Leadership includes many extras for researchers, including a Chronology and Resource Guide as well the complete Leadership Glossary: Essential Terms for the 21st Century covering over 950 essential leadership terms from an interdisciplinary perspective. This timely reference title features relevant, engaging and inspiring content on the best of Asian American Leadership; it makes a great addition to all public, academic and school library collections.

Editor Don Nakanishi is the Director Emeritus of the University of California, Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center, the largest and most renowned research and teaching institute in Asian American studies in the nation. He is also Professor Emeritus of UCLA’s department of Asian American Studies and Education. Professor Nakanishi also cofounded Amerasia Journal, the top foundational academic journal for Asian American Studies.


Mission Bell Media (MBM) brings the leadership experience into context through digital and print media. Believing that leadership and innovation begins in the library, MBM publishes the best of thoughtfully curated, authoritative and inspirational leadership content for librarians, faculty and students, helping them learn from those who have already succeeded. Founded in 2013, Mission Bell Media is based in Santa Barbara, California.

Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide

June 2015 / 560 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9907300-4-0 / $130 (print)

E-ISBN: 978-1-78539-256-6 / e-book pricing on request at



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